We cultivate:


We actively work with the University to ensure the unique concerns of postgraduates are included in University policies.  An important aspect of this work is the Minimum Resources Agreement, which specifies the minimum resources all research students are entitled to. We have representatives who sit on committees and boards across the university ensuring that the postgraduate student voice is heard.


We promote excellence by providing:

  • opportunities for personal growth and leadership

  • opportunities for academic growth in workshops, forums and  informal discussion

  • recognition of success  in:

    • 3 Minute Thesis Competition

    • Research Excellence Awards

    • Victorias Awards

    • Academic Conference Grants


We  focus on creating a thriving, university-wide postgraduate community. Are you looking  to:

  • network with fellow postgrads (outside of your office)?

  • attend social events (our annual quiz night, Tuesday Chats, First Fridays Breakfasts)?

  • escape your office/lab/dungeon?

Then we are here for you! If at any time you have queries, problems, or grievances come and chat to us. We can provide guidance and assure to respect your confidentiality

3 Minute Thesis Presentation Videos

3 Minute Thesis Presentation Videos

We’re pleased to be able to share the videos of our excellent 3 Minute Thesis winners from the VUW final, held last month. Enjoy!

John Kerr: First place, Research and Sustainability prize, People’s Choice

Georgina Bird: Second place, top female competitor (Graduate Women Wellington prize)

Nikita Melashchenko: Third place

Déanna Ayupova: Victoria International prize

Tho Vo: Faculty of Education prize (Graduate Women Wellington)

Shannon Couper: Master’s winner

Well done again to all our competitors!

Sustainability Talks

Sustainability Talks

Research Excellence Awards: Applications Open Now

Research Excellence Awards: Applications Open Now